Images purporting to reveal the all-new Range Rover Sport have leaked just days out from its world premiere in New York later this month.
Published on the Facebook pages of VMax 200 and Sam Moores Photography, the images claim to show a completely undisguised Range Rover Sport in a garage, revealing the full exterior styling of the upcoming second-generation performance-luxury SUV.
The design of the new Range Rover Sport gives stylistic nods to both the smaller Range Rover Evoque as well as the recently released Range Rover, from which it will inherit its lightweight aluminium monocoque architecture.
As revealed in yesterday’s official teaser video, the Sport’s flowing headlights wrap around the car’s front corners, adding a newfound sense of movement to the traditionally boxy 4×4.
They sit either side of a silver twin-bar grille and above a front bumper with fog lights, air intakes and lower protective panels that borrows heavily from the front end of the Evoque.
Angled vents with twin matte silver slats sits behind the front wheel arches, while the rear features horizontal black-bordered tail-lights that match the headlights and are linked by a thin silver trim strip across the tailgate.
Land Rover is yet to release official images of the new Range Rover Sport.
The luxury British SUV manufacturer says the new Sport will be its “fastest, most responsive and most agile vehicle to date”. The flagship model is expected to carry over the current car’s 375kW/625Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8, which should see the significantly lighter model accelerate from 0-100km/h in a little over five seconds.
The Range Rover Sport is set to reach Australian showrooms before the end of 2013.